election2016We pray that these Catholic resources help in your discernment for voting responsibly in the 2016 elections.  The video below from Cardinal Wuerl is particularly inspiring, well worth the 45 minutes of viewing.

Forming Consciences For Faithful Citizenship A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States with Introductory Note

More information can be found at www.kscathconf.org

Blood Drive/Bone Marrow Potential Donors

Next blood drive Sept 11th!

Give the gift of Life and give Blood!  only takes 30-45 min to give blood.  And you can sign up while you’re there giving blood to be a Potential Bone Marrow Donor:  easy as swabbing your cheek and filling out a few forms.

Either sign up to make a reservation for yourself to give blood or walk in!  Ascension does this 4 times a year and we have one of the BEST records!!!(Reserve an appointment to give!

Are you an ORGAN DONOR?  Here’s some facts:    Donate organs

Would you like to save someone’s life who has a blood cancer?  click here for info

Ignition: Youth Worship Leader Conference


Saturday June 17th 8:30am-Noon
Church of the Ascension, Overland Park

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Ignition is a half day conference to equip young worship leaders and those interested in learning the craft of leading others in musical prayer with skills, and fellowship in order to better serve our parishes and community by offering training sessions on:

  • liturgy music
  • prayer & service
  • youth event worship

Registration includes:

  1. Conference Registration
  2. Light Breakfast
  3. Lunch

Special thanks to St. Paul’s Outreach for their partnership to help more worship leaders activate their calling!

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Thrive! with Dr. Laurie Heap

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Thrive! by Dr. Laurie Heap introduces parents to new information needed for your kids to foster well-being and healthy relationships. Through this parenting workshop you will be equipped with new skills based on research that will help your children:
  • Have better health (few sick days due to infectious illness)
  • Focus attention
  • Relate better to peers (even in cases of teasing in the middle school years)
  • Better understand people and have more empathy
  • Foster better friendships
  • Perform better academically

The information offered on well-being is also connected to our Catholic faith’s doctrine, the sacraments, and morality. By showing concrete connections between thriving and the faith, children are better able to evangelize within secular culture and make spiritual growth and development an intrinsic, rather than extrinsic goal.

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Due to the length of time, childcare will not be provided.  Please feel free to bring infants.  Nursing accommodations will be available. Contact Ray Martin with questions at the Parish Office or rmartin@kcascension.org.

Live Lent!


Live Lent! will help you make the most of this season of preparation and spiritual renewal.

  • Gather weekly in small groups (7 weeks)
  • Get inspired by the Sunday Gospel readings
  • Explore Old Testament insights
  • Reflect and pray each day of the week
  • Take action in everyday life

Groups will meet in the mornings or evenings and NEW this year, there will be the opportunity to join a small group comprised of both Ascension parishioners and members of Holy Cross Lutheran Church.

Sign up by February 20, 2017. Groups start week of February 26, 2017.

If you would like assistance in signing up, please call Denise Greene at: (913) 681-3348 ext. 142  Monday- Friday from  9:00AM-12:00PM

Questions?  Contact, Liz Willman, Director of Adult Faith at: (913) 681-3348 ext. 139 or lwillman@kcascension.org

COST FOR BOOK IS $7.00 DUE 1ST DAY OF GROUP MEETING  Please bring exact change or a check payable to Church of the Ascension.

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